The Lute Society: Meetings


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Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.

Agendas from previous meetings are available.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

Next quarterly meeting

May 5 AGM, meeting at The Dutch Church:

10.15 Coffee
10.45 Annual General Meeting, including election of president and new committee members, and discussion of new Charitable Incorporated Organisation status for the Lute Society (There will be motions (a) to approve the process of moving to a CIO in principle, (b) to approve the transfer of assets subject to the CIO being registered by the Charity Commission, at a date and amount to be determined by the trustees and (c) to approve dissolution of the old charity shortly thereafter.)
11.45 German 18th century lute compositional techniques and style, a talk by Andrew Maginley
12.45 Mini-recital, from Sara Salloum
1.15 Lunch
2.30 Mini-recital, ‘Tales from Louvain—Selections from publications by Pierre Phalèse the Elder, played by Richard Mackenzie
3.00 Plucked continuo instruments, why history matters, a talk by Michael Lowe
4.00 Home-made cake, tea and wine
4.30 The Lute Society Recital, German lute music of the 18th century, played by Andrew Maginley

If you are booking an advance train ticket, our recitals usually end around 5.45 pm, and always by 6.00 pm, when we vacate the hall.

Future meetings in 2018

  • August 31–September 2, Lute weekend, within Utrecht Early Music Festival
  • September 8, meeting at The Dutch Church, mini-recital from Dario Landi tbc, Xavier Cauhepe presents his new lute method tbc, Chelys ensemble plays Lachrimae
  • October 27, European Lute Orchestra concert at Laval
  • November 17, meeting at The Dutch Church, talk by Nigel North, recital of 6-course lute duets by Nigel North and Michael Gondko, mini-recital by Claudio Hernandez

Pictures from recent meetings

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